The 1975

Tuesday, December 9th 2014


The 1975 are an English indie rock band formed based in Manchester.[2] The group consists of Matt Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums, backing vocals) and Ross MacDonald (bass).[3] They have released four EPs, while their self-titled debut album was released on 2 September 2013 through Dirty Hit/Polydor.[4] The album debuted at No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart on 8 September 2013. The band have toured internationally and also played the 2014Coachella festival.[5] Matthew Healy (b. April 8, 1989) is the son of Denise Welch and Tim Healy and grew up in Newcastle and Manchester.[6][7] He met Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel at Wilmslow High School near Manchester as teenagers and began to play music in 2004.[8] The band formed when the local council worker organised a number of gigs for teenagers. Healy found Hann who “came up to me and said he wanted to play one of these shows”.[9] The band began by playing a number of covers until they “eventually wrote a song.[…] We started from then and we’ve been making music together since we were about 15.” according to Healy.[9] After Hann invited the members to form a band, they passed their early days covering punk songs in a local club.[2] Healy was originally the drummer, but took over vocals after the previous singer left to start another band. George Daniel was recruited as the new drummer to complete the final line-up.